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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee

MSRP*: $33,120 to $88,445
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2021 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,220 to $52,500
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Invoice* $32,789 to $84,523 $42,279 to $49,089
MPG - City 11 - 19 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 26 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 68.3 ft3 32.6 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 293 - 707 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 7,200 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 189.3 - 191.3 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 76.5 - 77.1 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.2 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** - ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lexus RX 350, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 350 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Convenience
The Jeep Grand Cherokee requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 350, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Jeep Grand Cherokee is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus RX 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Grand Cherokee is much higher than that for the Lexus RX 350.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Grand Cherokee is much wider than the Lexus RX 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Grand Cherokee takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RX 350.

Handling
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a little more horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Lexus RX 350 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Lexus RX 350. With the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 350.